A crown also known as a cap fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. It protects and restores a broken, weakened or heavily filled tooth. They are also used to improve the appearance of discoloured or crooked teeth.

Crowns are made of many different materials including metals and ceramics. We prepare the tooth so it is the ideal shape for the crown. This will involve removing the outer surface, and leaving a strong inner core. The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown.

Treatment pathway

Once the tooth is shaped, we can take an impression (mould) of the prepared tooth, one of the other jaw, and possibly another to mark the way you bite together.
A temporary crown will be fitted to the prepared tooth, while the permanent crown is being made
The impressions are then sent to the Dental Technician, along with details of the shade, to match corresponding teeth .
The patient is fitted with a temporary crown and waits 1-2 weeks for the crown to be made.
The crown will be “tried in your mouth “so you are happy with the crown before it is permanently fitted into place by the Dentist